BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK — Despite the partial federal government shutdown, the Bryce Canyon National Park Visitor Center will remain open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at least through Thursday, Jan. 10, thanks to a donation from the Bryce Canyon Natural History Association.Comment on this story
“If you’ve already made plans to visit the park, please know that we are working shoulder to shoulder with the National Park Service and local partners to provide a safe and memorable visit,” Gayle Pollock, director and CEO of the history association said in a statement. “This is an exceptional time of year to experience the natural solitude and stunning snow-covered rock formations that make Bryce Canyon a world-renowned destination.”
According to the park, both Sunrise and Sunset Points will remain accessible, but Inspiration and Bryce Points, as well as points to the south, will not be accessible. The North Campground remains closed, and emergency and rescue services will be limited.
Because of the shutdown, the park said all programs have been canceled, including full moon hikes, geology talks and rim walks.